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Timepoof shares a cool python script We talked about implicit linking (such as CamelCase) - http://meatballwiki.org/wiki/UgLy
tme5 discusses https://communitywiki.org/wiki/Epoch_2020 and the WikiRevival
- UI is really important for [[Accessibility?]]
- MediaWiki has Edit button on top, unlike OddMuse
- Section editing is nice
DanInSpace shows us how to use Ctrl+Enter to report errors on sites
Timepoof shows us TvTropes? UI:
- forgot password - calling me out like that >:/ ❤
- It has some special syntax
- Nice Edit button at the top of the page - separation between website nav and page actions (both at the top)
- Word diffs, not just line, in the edit history
Looking up syntax can be annoying - WYSIWIG or syntax cheatsheets on edit page are nice
tme5 says that not all wikis are dead:
- classic wikis are
- Wikipedia still exists
- All these personal document/linking tools above (Roam, Obsidian) are wikis maybe?
- GitHub/GitLab?/software collaboration tools very often have wikis built in
- Lots of companies like internal wikis
It seems popular wikis are either edit-restricted or somewhat “encyclopedic” (Wikipedia , Wikia/Fandom). Though “idea wikis” still exist, such as ncatlab
TimurIsmagilov shows us MycorrhizaWiki:
- Hierarchy - a must for modern/surviving wikis
- Transclusion, with explicit visual indication
- Backlinks are not implemented yet
Discussed XanaduProject and bidirection linking/transclusion
WardCunningham has some secret plans for people to not read WikiWikiWeb and migrate to FedWiki. What a tricky guy he is!
Only Dan and Timur has started with camera on, Timur has turned it off later due to connection problems, Dan turned it off so as not to stand out.
SpacedRepitition, [[Anki?]], [ https://supermemo.guru/wiki/SuperMemo_Guru SuperMemo?].
https://ru.qaz.wiki/wiki/Incremental_reading (Russian), https://fr.qaz.wiki/wiki/Incremental_reading (French) https://supermemo.guru/wiki/Incremental_reading
TimurIsmagilov reads articles from his RSS feeds, gets quotes and writes them down to either CyberRachel or a different wiki that shall not be named here.
After tme5 has left, we started speaking Russian. Timepoof showed us around the UniversityOfBayes?.
Alex Schroeder: The location of the edit button was put at the bottom with the vague idea that people are encouraged to read all of the page before editing to add a comment. See EditOnTop for some discussion.
Alex Schroeder: Word diffs: Oddmuse does two level diffs: First line diffs to identify chunks, then for each “changed” (i.e. not for “added” and “deleted”) chunk it takes the old and new version, and does a word diff (actually it changes spaces to newlines and does another diff in order to identify added and deleted words, and then it highlights those).